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''[['n Seun na my Hart]]'' is a one-act play by [[Ingrid Jonker]] (her only play).
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''[['n Seun na my Hart]]'' ("a son dear to my heart") is a one-act play by [[Ingrid Jonker]]  
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
  
Originally written in the 1950s, the play was substantially rewritten when Jonker lived in Johannesburg.
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A play about a mother who idealizes the memories of her  son, it was originally written by Jonker in the 1950s, and was to be her only play. It was substantially rewritten when Jonker lived in Johannesburg and was published in the collections ''[[Voort met die Spel]]'' (comp. [[Jan B. Vermaak]]) by [[Human & Rousseau]] and in ''[[Iewers Langs die Pad]]'' (comp. [[G.J. Beukes]]) by [[Van Schaik]].
 
 
Published in ''[[Voort met die Spel]]'' by [[Human & Rousseau]] and in ''[[Iewers Langs die Pad]]'' by [[Van Schaik]].
 
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
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1994: Staged by [[PACOFS]] in the [[Observatory Theatre]] in Bloemfontein in October 1994, directed by [[Marion Holm]], with [[Marga van Rooy]], [[Maurice Carpede]] and [[Nomsa Xaba]] as the second half of an evening of Jonker's works. The first half was entitled ''[[Om Myself Weg te Bêre in My Woord]]'', a selection of Jonker’s (mostly autobiographical) poetry compiled and directed by [[Marga van Rooy]] and presented by the cast.
 
1994: Staged by [[PACOFS]] in the [[Observatory Theatre]] in Bloemfontein in October 1994, directed by [[Marion Holm]], with [[Marga van Rooy]], [[Maurice Carpede]] and [[Nomsa Xaba]] as the second half of an evening of Jonker's works. The first half was entitled ''[[Om Myself Weg te Bêre in My Woord]]'', a selection of Jonker’s (mostly autobiographical) poetry compiled and directed by [[Marga van Rooy]] and presented by the cast.
  
2020:
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2020: Performed in in the [[Roodepoort Theatre]] from 17 till 20 September, directed by [[Makhaola Ndebele]], the artistic director of [[Joburg City Theatres]], with [[Esmerelda Bihl]], [[Donovan Pietersen]] and [[Tereska Muishond]].
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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''[[Die Volksblad]]'', 21 October 1994.
 
''[[Die Volksblad]]'', 21 October 1994.
  
 
[[A.J. Opperman]]. 2020. "Stuk deur Ingrid Jonker in Roodepoort-teater", [[Media24]], 9 September, 2020: 15:30  
 
[[A.J. Opperman]]. 2020. "Stuk deur Ingrid Jonker in Roodepoort-teater", [[Media24]], 9 September, 2020: 15:30  
 
  
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 09:50, 10 September 2020

'n Seun na my Hart ("a son dear to my heart") is a one-act play by Ingrid Jonker

The original text

A play about a mother who idealizes the memories of her son, it was originally written by Jonker in the 1950s, and was to be her only play. It was substantially rewritten when Jonker lived in Johannesburg and was published in the collections Voort met die Spel (comp. Jan B. Vermaak) by Human & Rousseau and in Iewers Langs die Pad (comp. G.J. Beukes) by Van Schaik.

Performance history in South Africa

1994: Staged by PACOFS in the Observatory Theatre in Bloemfontein in October 1994, directed by Marion Holm, with Marga van Rooy, Maurice Carpede and Nomsa Xaba as the second half of an evening of Jonker's works. The first half was entitled Om Myself Weg te Bêre in My Woord, a selection of Jonker’s (mostly autobiographical) poetry compiled and directed by Marga van Rooy and presented by the cast.

2020: Performed in in the Roodepoort Theatre from 17 till 20 September, directed by Makhaola Ndebele, the artistic director of Joburg City Theatres, with Esmerelda Bihl, Donovan Pietersen and Tereska Muishond.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

Die Volksblad, 21 October 1994.

A.J. Opperman. 2020. "Stuk deur Ingrid Jonker in Roodepoort-teater", Media24, 9 September, 2020: 15:30

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